Happy New Year! I thought I would celebrate with a countdown of my favorite songs from 2012. It was so hard for me to narrow it down to just 12, but here goes:
12.) Sleigh Bells – “Comeback Kid”
This was probably my first song obsession of 2012. “Comeback Kid” really gets me pumped! Lead singer Alexis Krauss’ angelic vocals work strangely well against the hardcore beats.
11.) Alexandra Stan – “Lemonade”
My summer jam! Summer is definitely my favorite season and “Lemonade” captures that carefree, warm vibe I crave at this time of year. Alexandra’s accent is so damn cute, too. 😉
10.) The Veronicas – “Lolita”
This is a step in a darker, more mature direction for The Veronicas and I approve.
9.) Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”
I sort of stumbled upon liking this song. I can’t even really describe what I hear. The lyrics and sound are quite strange, yet I deeply feel the emotion behind them. “Fineshrine” is a great song to space out to. Thanks Grav3yardgirl for recommending Purity Ring to your viewers!
8.) Ke$ha – “Die Young”
“Die Young” gets blasted every single time it comes on the radio in my car. No questions asked. It’s Ke$ha…I love everything she does.
7.) Pink – “Try”
Pink, why are you so damn awesome? Stop making me cry! “Try” is such an honest, relatable song.
6.) Emilie Autumn – “Take The Pill”
I’m both disturbed and in love with “Take The Pill”. The message behind it is one of utmost importance to me. I strongly oppose the pill popper mentality of this society. Drugs do not instantly cure mental illness. Emilie knows this better than anyone. The urgency and chaos that erupt near the end of the song are truly frightening. Can’t wait to hear this live in February!
5.) Marina and the Diamonds – “Starring Role”
I wish so badly that this song was not a direct reflection of my life. Alas, it is. Guys suck! 😀 Marina is an absolute doll.
4.) David Guetta feat. Sia – “Titanium”
Once in a while, popular music can have substance. “Titanium” has class and club appeal. The lyrics inspire me to never give up. Sia’s voice is perfection. I’ll never forget dancing with a gorgeous stripper to this song at a club one night. We both knew every lyric and connected through the music. Does life get any better? 😀
3.) Adam Lambert – “Cuckoo”
Getting crazy is the best way to be. Adam gets it. I love the concept of “Cuckoo”. Because I’m totally nuts. I don’t think I’ll let you out of that straitjacket, Adam…;)
2.) In This Moment – “Blood”
The duality within the lyrics of “Blood” impresses me. The concepts of love and hate are inverted. I think we all love what’s bad for us sometimes. And there are times when we reject kindness in exchange for pain. “Blood” is totally twisted and awesome. Maria’s fierce voice will slay you.
1.) Kerli – “Zero Gravity”
I hear love when I listen to “Zero Gravity”. I listened to it more than any other song this past year. It makes me feel really happy and inspires me to never hold back or dwell on pain. This should have been a radio hit. The world needs to hear more music like Kerli’s.
And there they are! I can’t wait to hear what 2013 will sound like. 😉